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Silver Chalice 'Zine: Chalice Magick vs Wand Magick; Dreams That Really Happen
February 01, 2010

Silver Chalice Wicca E-Zine #16

Chalice Magick and Wand Magick
Dreams That Really Happen

February / March 2010

Editor's Note

Merry Meet! Welcome to the Silver Chalice E-zine!

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Well, it's been quite a couple months! If you've been reading the Facebook Fan Page or Twitter tweets, you'll have read about some of the intense energies that have been going around.

Maybe you felt them! Maybe you got caught up in the intense work and emotional struggles like so many of us did.

I was in it so deep I was afraid this 'zine wouldn't be done in time!

But thankfully I managed to pull it together, because I really wanted to share with you some of exciting things . . .

  • A powerful, fast spiritual tool

  • A warm and intriguing new book

  • A fresh look at the 2 basic ways to work magick

  • And wondering how we can dream things that actually happen.

You could say that this issue is all about magick... different kinds of magick.

And if I can pull off a bit more sleight-of-hand, you may find something for the upcoming Sabbat on the Wicca Spirituality website in the next day or two...

A free ritual song for Bridgid!

As the world turns toward Spring, bringing life forth from death, what magick isn't possible? : - )

With Blessings,
erin dragonsong

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Table of Contents

Recommended Resources -- Diamond Alignment
Book Review -- Path of the Blue Raven
Magick Book In Progress -- Chalice Magick & Wand Magick
Ask The Priestess -- Dreams That Really Happen
Word on the Street -- Answering What Other Sites Miss
Silver Chalice Details

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Recommended Resources

Aligning with Diamond / Divine Energy

You may have seen my raves about this new online meditation, Diamond Alignment.

I am more impressed with it every day! This has become one of my main health, happiness, and spirituality supplements.

This is the easiest spiritual practice I've ever found, and one of the fastest. And it's incredibly powerful! It gives immediate results, which increase over time.

Start it running, then just sit back and watch the 6 minute video experience. Could it get any easier than that?

Top 10 Reasons I'm Loving the Diamond Alignments

  1. Calms and relaxes the mind
  2. Charges you with energy
  3. Grounds and centres you quickly
  4. Clears and aligns your chakras
  5. Uplifts your emotions when you're feeling sad, angry, stressed, or fearful (Especially important if you are sensitive and suffer from S.A.D. in the winter)
  6. Helps you work through blocks to your success
  7. Leaves you feeling happiness and well-being, expansive and spacious
  8. Purifying your mind, body, and spirit
  9. It's fast, super-easy, and feels wonderful
  10. You are doing your part to help uplift the whole planet

This technology was a brilliant idea. In a few relaxing minutes you can upgrade your mental, emotional, and physical state, and that of the whole planet.

It seems every day I notice something new. And I love the feeling it gives me in my body -- that tingling energy sensation! Not to mention the deep peacefulness in my mind.

I could go on and on about what I'm getting out of the Diamond Alignments and the magical experiences I've been having, but see for yourself!

Enjoy!! : D

Wishing you joy, health, success, peace, and most of all spiritual awakening,

P.S., When it ends and vanishes into a star-point, you can imagine that it's shrinking down and going into your spiritual heart centre, to hold even more of this healing, divine power within you as you go about your day.

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Book Review

The Path of the Blue Raven

"Mark Townsend is a priest at the edge!" -- Revd. Peter Owen-Jones (BBC’s Around the World in 80 Faiths)

An ex-priest with the Church of England who performs spiritually-oriented magic shows in churches. That is, until a church memo went out to ban him ...

... because he consorts with Pagans.

Already, I am intrigued to see what Mark Townsend has to say.

The Path of the Blue Raven, Townsend's 4th book, is a recounting of his quest to find true spirituality, when he couldn't find it within the church.

He finds what he's looking for among Pagans.

. . .   Read the Review

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Wicca Magick -- Book In Progress

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Chalice Magick & Wand Magick

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There are two basic patterns of magick you could use. One launches the magick out into the world. The other contains the magick within you (or a substitute form).

They are called, respectively, Wand Magick and Chalice Magick.

Both patterns begin inside. There are certain basic procedures for all magick -- not because someone says so, but because that's the way magick works.

You ...

  1. Craft an intention,
  2. Generate magickal power (the ability to create), and
  3. Charge your intention with that energy.

The difference comes in what you do with it then. You're standing there, holding the intention…

How does your intention make magick happen?

There are two ways to put the energy to work, and that's what we call Wand Magick and Chalice Magick.

Wand Magick

Wand Magick sends energy out into the world to do its work.

In working Wand Magick, you take that intention and fire it off into the world / universe / ether / quantum realm. That energy will arrange things in the world to create the outcome you've intended.

Examples of Wand Magick are…

  • Prayer

  • Intention-seed spells

  • Sending out a Cone of Power

  • Candle Magick

In Wand Magick, you are aiming to change the world to suit your desires. It is a yang method of magick.

Wands are considered a male element, symbolising fire. Like fire, this magickal energy you've generated goes out into the world and transforms it.

And in a way, all Wand Magick begins as Chalice Magick — you must first hold the energies and charge / change yourself in order to have magick to send out.

Wand Magick seems particularly suited to doing the deep work that precedes manifestation. It clears away underlying blocks or psychological resistance to attaining your desires.

Done well, Wand Magick can be incredibly effective, as it alters reality on the fundamental, quantum level to mirror your intention.

Chalice Magick

Chalice Magick is held within you, to call your desired intention to you.

In working Chalice Magick, you generate and form an intention as an energy within yourself, charge it with magickal power, and become the container for the spell. In essence, you make yourself a magnet for your intention … it is drawn to you inexorably.

Examples of Chalice Magick are…

  • Visualization and Trance Journeys

  • Physical spell-crafting (with herbs, oils, stones, icons, etc)

  • Sigil Spells

  • Invoking Qualities

In Chalice Magick, you change yourself to attract what you desire to you. It is a yin method of magick.

The key to Chalice Magick is that you are a hologram of the entire Universe. You are a microcosm that mirrors, and IS, the macrocosm.

Changing the world (Wand Magick) may be harder to accomplish because everyone else is trying to influence the world too, or hold it the same.

Changing yourself is where you have the most power — as anyone in a relationship can attest!

And because you ARE the Universe, when you change yourself, the Universe changes to reflect that new reality. As you change, the world changes around you. As Wayne Dyer always says, When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. This is literally true.

Chalice Magick seems particularly effective in manifesting specific desired outcomes, such as increasing courage, freedom from some bondage, getting a new car, etc.

Done well, Chalice Magick can ground your intention very strongly in the physical world, empowering your intention to manifest physically in your life.

The Wand in the Chalice

These divisions are not hard and fast, though. There is an element of each pattern of magick in the other.

  • Chalice magick sends energy (Wand-like) into the quantum realm through your personal energy field.

  • Wand magick begins with holding the energy (Chalice-like) within you.

  • And the most powerful magick integrates both.

When you combine Wand and Chalice Magick, you send the energy out into the subtle realms to influence the field of all possibilities, while charging yourself magnetically with the energy you wish to attract. You both release (Wand) and embody (Chalice) the magick.

Some forms of magick naturally combine both Chalice and Wand Magick, and that is the subject of the next chapter.

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What Do You Think So Far?

I'd love to hear from you… Please write and let me know!

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Ask The Priestess

Dreams That Really Happen

Dear Priestess,

I have been having dreams lately where I am flying, never to the same place, but always flying.

I usually see something happen to someone I know, and then I find myself flying back towards my home, and the strange thing is that all of the things I have seen happen, have really happened. When I wake up, I usually remember these dreams very clearly.

My question is how can I be seeing things that are happening far away while I am asleep?

N. in USA

Dear N.,

In our culture, we've been told that our minds / souls are separated from our bodies only when we die.

But in fact, the part of you that you think of as "you" has a whole existence that your conscious (waking) mind doesn't really know about.

When we sleep, we travel out-of-body in our dreams. Not all dreams are this kind of out-of-body travelling; some are other things. But everyone does this.

We go to other places, see things, do things, visit loved ones, etc.

And there are no limits on this travel (as far as we know)... we can travel into past and future, into the land where our beloved dead exist, into other lifetimes and distant worlds just as easily as we step from one room to another when we're awake.

Mostly, though, people don't remember these excursions.

When we do, we perceive them as particularly clear and realistic (even if it seems impossible to our logic minds, like flying).

So it's not surprising that you have these dreams; perhaps more unusual that you remember them, when most people don't.

And when you see things in these "dreams" that really happen, it's only strange to your logical mind. It is perfectly normal to your other states of consciousness.

You've been there, out of your body, so of course what you've seen is real!

The trick, now, is to learn to know which dreams show the truth, and which are merely your mind's playground.

I wish you wonderful "dreams."

With Blessings,


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Word on the Street

Thanks for writing!! I appreciate hearing from you!

What People Are Saying About

I would like to thank you for this amazing site you have created. You have inspired me & confirmed my spiritual path lay with Wicca.

I have been reading & researching nonstop for days. Then I found your website & it answered everything that I was getting lost on.

I don't claim anything yet because as I have found there is a lot to understand before I do my devotion ritual. But you have laid out the ground I needed to start walking my path.

Thank you is not a strong enough word for how you have affect my life!!

Many Blessing! -- R.I. in USA

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